Press Release: Bagaduce Music Open House Set for June 18 & 19

For Immediate Release

June 6, 2022

Contact: Teresa Myrwang, Executive Director, Bagaduce Music.

BLUE HILL – Bagaduce Music welcomes the public on Father’s Day weekend for an Open House offering library and garden tours and a series of events featuring local area musicians in performances and workshops. All events will be free and open to all.

The organization’s commitment to supporting the appreciation, knowledge, and performance of music will be on full display on Saturday, June 18th and Sunday, June 19th from 12:30 pm to 6:30 pm. 

Library tours of Bagaduce Music’s extensive collection will be offered each day at 12:30 pm. Native Gardens of Blue Hill will lead tours of their native plants and campus trails on both Saturday and Sunday at 1pm. There is a student recital at 2pm on Saturday featuring area music students.

Expanding its role in community music-making, Bagaduce Music will host its first workshop of the summer with the Belfast-based ukulele performer and teacher, Ando Anderson. The event will begin with an introductory session for new players (ages 6 and up) on Saturday at 4 pm, and a performance by Ando Anderson at 5 pm. All area uke players are welcome to join in for a guided jam session beginning at 5:30 pm. 

Ando has played the ukulele for over 50 years, having been introduced to the instrument when his mother brought a ukulele on a family road trip down south. According to Ando, “The seven-hour drive was pretty stressful as three unruly bored brothers turned the backseat into a war zone. In addition to our battles this trip, we each learned to play ‘Five Foot Two’ on the uke. My first experience with a stringed instrument! I encourage anyone and everyone to try out the ukulele! Who knows? You may be the next YouTube sensation.”

Sunday’s events include an Indigenous flute-making demonstration and performance by Hawk Henries, a chamber music performance from members of Baroque Orchestra of Maine (BOOM), and a closing performance by Blue Hill’s very own Misty Mountain Singers.

“It has been a long time since we’ve been able to gather as a community on our campus,” shares Teresa Myrwang, Executive Director. “We are delighted to open our doors and welcome everyone for an exciting and music-filled weekend.”

Bagaduce Music’s mission is to collect, preserve and lend printed music and to promote the appreciation, knowledge, and performance of music.

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Caption: Ando Anderson will lead a Ukulele class and jam session on Saturday, June 18 as part of Bagaduce Music’s weekend-long Open House.

Image credit: Ando Anderson

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